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Coquina On The Beach

1008 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Coquina On The Beach
Ranked #27 of 47 hotels in Sarasota
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small motel, located on the Gulf of Mexico, is the best place for a vacation if you have kids or pets, or even if you do not. Beautiful pool, private beach, walking distance to St. Armand's Circle, a pleasant stroll to the nature sanctuary, professional and courteous staff, even the housekeeping staff is superb. Coquina is always updating the... More

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Statesville, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a wonderful beach so much better than ormond beach . The people that worked there was so nice and anything I ask for I got (towels etc) my dogs loved it too. I wished I had gotten a beach shore room but it was ok. The bed was very nice best bed I ever slept in other than... More

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Coral Springs, Florida, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our third visit to this place, unfortunately not the best visit. This place maintenance has gone really bad.To start the frig was dirty as i was not cleaned for a while. The kitchen sink smell rotten food, The door of the cabinet below the kitchen sink was loose., The Bathtub was clogged with hair and the water would... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been staying at Coquina on the Beach for over 30 years and will continue to stay here. This is not an elaborate resort but we love it. It is located directly on the beach. All rooms have full kitchens. It is clean, in an excellent location, friendly staff, pet friendly, and reasonable rates. We have stayed in the... More

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Sparta, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here many times and love it. The entire family comes down for the week. We always stay in beach view rooms, which are clean and well maintained. The staff is very friendly and deals with problems promptly. Steps from the beach. Pet friendly. On weekends tend to get a bit lively and noisy. Love this place!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Wonderful feeling like being back at my Island. Many palm trees everywhere, and shade! Some rooms are kept better than others. Pool or ocean view are better than garden view. Good for family vacations, but make sure you get groceries before checking in. No restaurants or convenience stores within walking distance.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed here because we have a senior dog and did not want to put him in a kennel.it was outdated and kind of run down but it was clean.was quiet the first couple of nights so we were willing to overlook the rest.then godzilla and friends moved upstairs.this motel will put as many people in a room as they... More

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Deltona, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I was in town on business and didn't make a reservation, as I was undecided of where to stay. After my appt, I went to Siesta Key. I enjoyed a great lunch, but found the hotels very expensive and not directly on the beach. I prefer a smaller, quiet hotel. We looked on tripadvisor and found this little place. I... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Love this place , very clean, very dog friendly, each room has kitchen , great pool right on the beautiful beach !!! Shelling is fab here!! Stayed multiple times always relaxing and quiet!!! Great shopping nearby. Walking distance to restaurants and bars right in the gulf!!! It is not a loud party place which we love !!!

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Bronx, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It's a little tired but we had a great time. The location is great and parking is easy even if you can't get in the lot. It literally is on the beach. They even offered us a discounted rate for our extended stay. Towels provided for pool and beach. It's a great hidden gem if you don't mind it being... More

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Address: 1008 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sarasota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Sarasota
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Quaint, old-Florida style beach hotel on Gulf of Mexico with studio and suite efficiencies. Nestled on beautiful Lido Key in Sarasota, FL, just minutes from renowned St. Armanda's Circle and Downtown Sarasota. ... more   less 
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